50th Legacy Fund

In celebration of the University of Toronto Mississauga’s 50th anniversary, two 50th Legacy Funds have been established to support initiatives that showcase UTM’s legacy for future generations, contribute to the vibrancy of the UTM campus and celebrate its history and future.

Proposals may be submitted by any group or individual(s) within the UTM community: students, staff, faculty, student organizations and administrative or academic departments. All proposals will be reviewed by the 50th Legacy Fund Subcommittee. Funding will be determined based on the criteria listed below.

Examples of successful projects may include a legacy project or event that: enhances UTM brand awareness in the community; involves the creation of a piece of art to be installed on campus; creates a self-sustaining, ongoing lecture series; and provides funds for student speakers to attend local or international conferences.

Fund Allocation

The two 50th funds have the following allocations:

  • Student 50th Legacy Fund: $80,000

  • Faculty/Staff 50th Legacy Fund: $50,000

A maximum of $20,000 will be considered for each project. Applicants requiring funding that exceeds the maximum amount will be responsible for seeking additional funding to meet their project needs.


There will be three application rounds.

Deadline for round one: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9am (closed)

Deadline for round two: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9am (closed)

Deadline for round three: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9am (closed) 

Successful applicants will be informed via email. Approved proposals will be posted on the UTM50 webpage.

Grant Criteria

Proposals submitted for consideration must meet the following criteria:

  1. Overall Impact – Makes a lasting impact and has a broad reach within the UTM community. This impact will profile UTM as an innovator in teaching and outreach or enhance student life, programs, services and physical property that benefits the campus.
  2. Environmental Sustainability – Plays a crucial role in protecting the environment and without compromising the ability of future generations to solve modern sustainability challenges in Canada and around the world.
  3. Equity and Diversity – Promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination or harassment based on age, disability, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, and / or record of offences.
  4. Accessibility - Respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities; facilitates their inclusion into all aspects of university life.
  5. Community Engagement – Involves community engagement within the UTM community, across campuses or with local or global communities with an eye to making connections between people (students, faculty, staff, and community members).

In addition to the above, proposals must fit within one or more of the following theme areas:

Remembering the Past:

Reflects on UTM’s past by using communication channels including: in-person, print, digital, video, audio and/or other platforms.

Capturing the Present:

Captures current interests and activities at UTM to showcase the future including: artistic representations, graphs/diagrams or other forms of expression.

Looking Ahead:

Celebrates UTM’s boundless potential through projects that have links to future programming, creating a unique record or building enduring relationships.